SAN FRANCISCO – Several million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were apparently leaked online late Tuesday night.
Several outlets including The Verge reported that 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers were posted as a downloadable database by so-far anonymous hackers. The site where the database was posted appeared to be down on Wednesday morning.
Snapchat warned of this potential scenario days prior in a blog post, saying a security group had alerted it about a potential vulnerability “by which one could compile a database of Snapchat usernames and phone numbers.”
Snapchat is a popular messaging app that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear.
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